2011 L$U and Bama

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2011 L$U and Bama Friday, May 16, 2014 3:49 PM (permalink)
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In that game alone, which LSU won 9-6 in overtime, there were 28 defensive players who played in the game -- 14 on each side -- who would get drafted. That includes 10 first-rounders.

The grand total of future draftees who played in the game was 42, and that doesn’t even count another handful of players who made NFL rosters as undrafted free agents.

“You don’t see that every Saturday,” said Phil Savage, former Cleveland Browns general manager and current executive director of the Senior Bowl.

“That’s why it was a tug-of-war in the middle of the field, all those future pros on defense. We call it a logo game. Neither offense could move the ball very far past the logo at midfield.”

Savage, the color man on Alabama’s radio broadcasts, remembers doing interviews leading up to that epic No. 1-versus-No. 2 encounter and estimating that 40 to 50 players from the game would end up playing in the NFL.

“It’s as close to an NFL game as you’re ever going to see in terms of a college matchup, with so many future NFL players on each side,” Savage said.


I despise the $EC….but this is dirty, 42 players from that game went on to get drafted in the NFL…and many others signed with teams as UFA’s.

Go Blue!!

Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:2011 L$U and Bama Friday, May 16, 2014 3:56 PM (permalink)
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Look no further than the NFL Draft to see why the SEC is so far ahead of every other conference. 
 
Side note: Top to bottom, I don't think the Pac 12 or the Big Ten are that far from the SEC, it's just at the top where the SEC separates itself. (So take it easy, Kentucky fans.)
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Re:2011 L$U and Bama Friday, May 16, 2014 4:36 PM (permalink)
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Look no further than the NFL Draft to see why the SEC is so far ahead of every other conference. 

Side note: Top to bottom, I don't think the Pac 12 or the Big Ten are that far from the SEC, it's just at the top where the SEC separates itself. (So take it easy, Kentucky fans.)

Don't buy the myths. 
 
Up until a season ago the SEC averaged .5 more draft picks than the next conference. 

... and that was while having 1 more team than most other conferences.

They may have more drafted, but it seems most their hyped defensive stars bust on the regular more than most.
 
They're running on hype and hot air. Which is why most these guys suck at the next level after being so dominant in their overrated conference.
 
 
 
 
 
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Re:2011 L$U and Bama Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:44 AM (permalink)
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UMWolverine5


Look no further than the NFL Draft to see why the SEC is so far ahead of every other conference. 

Side note: Top to bottom, I don't think the Pac 12 or the Big Ten are that far from the SEC, it's just at the top where the SEC separates itself. (So take it easy, Kentucky fans.)

Don't buy the myths. 

Up until a season ago the SEC averaged .5 more draft picks than the next conference. 

... and that was while having 1 more team than most other conferences.

They may have more drafted, but it seems most their hyped defensive stars bust on the regular more than most.

They're running on hype and hot air. Which is why most these guys suck at the next level after being so dominant in their overrated conference.






 
Without doing a bunch of research this seems to be true.  I heard a guy on ESPN radio (forget who) who a few weeks ago was talking about the # of defensive players that come out of Alabama as superstars but flame out in the NFL and he thinks it's because Saban beats the hell out of these guys for 2-3 years and they're essentially shot by the time they get to the NFL.  Not sure how true that is but it was an interesting take I suppose.
 
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